You don't need to break the bank to achieve whiter teeth. As well as our RoseBlanc Natural Whitening Toothpaste, there are a number of natural remedies that you can use to remove tooth discolouration without the professional teeth whitening cost. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite natural methods that you can use to whiten your teeth and improve your overall oral health at home.
Sodium Bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, is a salt compound that can be used to clean, bake, and disinfect. Thanks to its alkaline properties, baking soda is also very effective at lightning acidic-based tooth stains like those caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco. You can easily create your own D.I.Y. baking soda toothpaste at home by mixing it with equal parts of water, but a simpler, safer (and tastier) way to experience the teeth cleaning benefits of baking soda is to use our RoseBlanc Natural Whitening Toothpaste. Our fruity formula uses the natural power of plant extracts, oils and baking soda to remove discolouration and leave your teeth up to 5 times whiter.
Aloe vera is a short-stemmed shrub that is widely known for its medicinal properties. Aloe gel, which is taken from the leaves of the aloe plant, is packed with vitamins, minerals and restorative enzymes which can help to treat a number of skin conditions when applied topically. The plant also has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities that improve all-round oral health. Brush your teeth with it daily to help prevent gum recession, kill cavity-causing germs, reduce the build-up of plaque and naturally whiten the appearance of your teeth.
Oil pulling is an alternative oral care practice that can be used to help remove stains from teeth. The process is thought to have a number of oral health benefits including drawing impurities from the teeth, killing harmful bacteria, reducing bad breath and improving gum health. You can use olive oil, sesame oil or coconut oil for natural teeth whitening. Coconut oil is the most popular because of its antibacterial and anti-parasitic properties. It is best to practice oil pulling first thing in the morning. Simply swish the oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes, spit it out and rinse your mouth with water afterwards. Another old trick is to add a small droplet of essential oil to your pulling oil to give it a more tolerable taste.
Eating More Fruit & Vegetables
Certain foods and drinks such as cola, fruit juices, tomato-based sauces and soy sauce can stain your teeth over time. As well as trying not to over-consume these foods, you can whiten the appearance of your teeth by adding foods to your diet that have known oral health benefits. Apples, carrots and celery can help manage the build-up of plaque and freshen breath. While dairy products such as cheese have minerals that aid enamel reconstruction. These healthy foods aren’t just good for your overall health, but they can help to naturally clean your mouth and whiten the appearance of your teeth.
Flossing regularly can help to whiten the appearance of your teeth and strengthen your gums by preventing the build-up of plaque. As most toothbrushes are unable to reach in-between the teeth, flossing is essential for removing those remaining food particles that, if left alone, would build up plaque, tarter, and germs that cause unhealthy discolored teeth and yellow stains.
Activated charcoal for teeth whitening became a popular trend on social media in the 2010s. The black powdery substance is thought to noticeably whiten the appearance of teeth by absorbing micro food particles and bacteria in the mouth. Although there are few conclusive studies on the benefits of activated charcoal on oral health, there are a number of tooth whitening products available on the market that contain this ingredient. It’s worth noting that activated charcoal is a mild abrasive that can thin the teeth enamel. We recommend you use a baking soda-based whitening toothpaste, like RoseBlanc instead. Baking soda has a similar whitening effect as activated charcoal, but there is more research to support the short and long-term effects of brushing your teeth with baking soda.
Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic used to care for cuts, scrapes, and sores. It can also be used for cosmetic teeth whitening. To whiten your teeth with hydrogen peroxide, swish a capful in your mouth, or create a rinse by mixing ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with ½ cup of water. Be sure to protect your teeth by using a low-grade hydrogen peroxide solution when you practice this at-home remedy to whiten teeth.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a vinegar made from fermented apples. As well as having lots of proven health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, aiding in weight loss and lowering blood sugar levels, the pH of apple cider vinegar makes it very effective at removing tooth stains. Mix 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water to create your own DIY whitening rinse.